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Food Culture in China (Food Culture around the World)

Food Culture in China (Food Culture around the World)
Author: Jacqueline Newman
ISBN 13: 9780313325816
ISBN 10: 313325812
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Greenwood
Publication Date: 2004-08-30
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
List Price: $61.00

Setting a broader context for the popular ethnic cuisine, food historian Newman (retired; family, nutrition, and exercise, Queens College, NY) explains food's prominent role in Chinese culture. The work describes a society that compares eating appropriately to digging a well before you get thirsty. Focusing on the Han, who make up about 93 percent of the Chinese population, the work looks at the food practices that developed over time, exploring how the Chinese get pleasure from what they eat, speak a lot about their foods, adapt them as needed, and see them as a source of health and strength. Newman looks at ingredients, equipment, regional cooking styles, and table manners; the work includes many recipes but is not a cookbook per se. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR